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Upland Bird Hunting News - Submitted by:  The Backcountry Press (TBC Press)
The latest hunting news and information for upland birds in your neck of the woods and beyond. Includes: grouse, pheasant, quail, partridge, ptarmigan  and dove.

10 Pheasant Hunting Tips

Here are 10 tips from some of the best pheasant hunters around –hunting guides, state wildlife area managers and hunting club owners –on how to find more birds on public and private lands throughout the West...

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For the best upland bird hunting information please visit:

Pheasants Forever  or  Quail Forever chapters in your area.

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South Dakota Accepts Petition to Extend Youth 2020 Pheasant Season
Posted on: 03/18/20

The South Dakota GFP Commission proposed to extend the youth pheasant season to include two full weekends. The proposal originated through the public petition process. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held April 2 at 2 p.m. CDT at Good Earth State Park located at 26924 480th Avenue in Sioux Falls. Individuals can also comment online or...

LWFC to Alter 2020 Dove Season Dates
Posted on: 03/10/20

The LWFC adopted amendments to its 2020-21 Hunting Regulation that would alter the dove hunting season dates in the South Zone. The action came during the commission’s March meeting in Baton Rouge. The commission altered the dove hunting dates in the South Zone for 2020-21. The first split will be held from Sept. 5-16, the second split from Oct. 17-Nov. 29 and the third split from...

Illinois Announces 2020 Wingshooting Clinic Schedule
Posted on: 02/21/20

The Illinois (IDNR), in cooperation with partners and co-sponsors, will conduct wingshooting clinics at sites throughout Illinois from March through mid-November. Most clinics are conducted weekends at IDNR sites, cooperating gun clubs and shooting ranges, hunting preserves, and farms. Each clinic starts with...

Oregon DFW Considering 5-Year Framework for Upland Bird Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 02/19/20

Oregon upland bird hunters have a chance to weigh in on possible changes to upland bird hunting seasons as ODFW is considering the framework for 2020-2025 seasons. Some staff proposals being considered are: Open mountain quail season statewide with a 10-bird bag in western Oregon and a 2-bird bag limit in eastern Oregon. Eastern Oregon upland bird seasons (chukar, pheasant, mountain quail) opening changed from...

Ten Rules to Help Avoid Hunting Dog Disasters
Posted on: 02/13/20

Today’s hunter hits the woods, fields, and marshes with dogs by their sides, eager to locate game and help owners bring it home for the table. But hunting with a dog is not without its risks. The great outdoors is an unforgiving place at times, and being prepared for unforeseen obstacles is the best way to avoid disaster. Here are 10 things to consider before taking your dog afield...

South Carolina to Host 31st Annual Wild Quail Management Seminar in March - Deadline to Register Deadline Feb 28
Posted on: 01/29/20

The South Carolina DNR is proud to host the 31st annual Wild Quail Management Seminar at the Webb Wildlife Center in Hampton County on Thursday, March 12 through Friday, March 13, 2020. REGISTISTRATION along with a check for $85.00/person is required to attend. (We do not have credit card capability.) The deadline to register is Friday, February 28, 2020. Seminar topics will include...

Posted on: 01/27/20

The MDC, in partnership with Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, will offer an upland bird hunt for mobility-impaired and youth hunters Feb. 16 in Cole County. Applicants must apply before Feb. 2. Successful applicants will be notified on Feb. 3 if they have been selected to participate in the hunt. This event will provide a free opportunity for disabled hunters and/or youth ages 9­–16 years old to hopefully harvest some birds and...

Arizona 2019-20 Waterfowl, Quail Seasons Flying By - Hunters need to make most of remaining opportunities
Posted on: 01/13/20

There’s still time for Arizona hunters to take aim at some of the best wing-shooting opportunities the state has to offer — but the clock is ticking. The general waterfowl season in the “Desert Zone” (Game Management Units 10 and 12B through 46B, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Yavapai County) closes Sunday, Jan. 26. Quail hunters have until...